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Forum topic by Vance100 posted 09-08-2013 02:42 AM 767 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vance100

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09-08-2013 02:42 AM

I want to radius a blade for my stanley no. 5 but I don’t have a grinder. Does anyone have a method to do this?


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#1 posted 09-08-2013 04:39 AM

Belt sander mounted upside down in a bench vice and a lot of care….

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 12:35 PM

Flat bastard file.

Mark the radius, file to the line, then sharpen.

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 12:37 PM

(I’d be surprised if someone doesn’t suggest ‘driveway’)

But seriously.

Both suggestions from Wayne and JayT are ways to get the job done. Good luck, Vance.

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 12:57 PM

All you have to do is rock the blade when sharpening. It’ll get a radius on it. Apply more pressure to one corner, then the other. Alternating between strokes. Takes a little while the first time, but it happens and you won’t overheat the blade. :)

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 01:18 PM

I agree with Charlie. Using one of the cheap sharpening jigs with the small wheel on the bottom, just apply pressure to one side for several strokes and then the other. Try to keep it the same # on each side. You can achieve a nice camber without the risk of overheating the blade.

Good luck,

Tim

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#6 posted 09-08-2013 01:21 PM

I was thinking a radius for using the blade for scrubbing. How much radius are you trying to establish?

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#7 posted 09-08-2013 01:26 PM

IMO, do your initial radiusing using the sandpaper on granite “scary sharp” method, before moving your blade w/jig to your hard stone.

FWIW, I severely damaged a softer stone with the metal wheel of the jig digging a divot in the center of the stone, even though that wheel was rolling on a bearing. Sandpaper is easier to “fix” aka replace, than resurfacing a stone.

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#8 posted 09-08-2013 01:28 PM

Rocking will get you a camber, I too was thinking along the lines of a 8” radius curve for scrubbing…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 09-08-2013 01:32 PM

I would not want to rock out an 8” radius. :)

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#10 posted 09-08-2013 03:01 PM

I want a radius. More like a scrub. I can camber the blade freehand but I wanted a little more for milling boards.

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#11 posted 09-08-2013 08:02 PM

It might help to tell us what tools you do have or have access to. There are lots of ways to do it from freehand with sandpaper to an angle grinder.

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#12 posted 09-09-2013 07:45 PM

I get quite a few radius grind request. if it’s worth $8 and shipping send me a PM or threw my blog.

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